The Behavior of Fish and Other Aquatic Animals

The Behavior of Fish and Other Aquatic Animals

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Editor: David Mostofsky
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151733

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The Behavior of Fish and Other Aquatic Animals provides a comprehensive discussion of the behavior of fish and other aquatic animals. It aims to fulfill the need for published materials that can responsibly depict the status quo of existing knowledge, and that can serve to educate the scientist seeking an organized presentation focused on biobehavioral issues and techniques. The book begins by exploring symbiotic relationships in fishes that range from broad multispecific types that have little or no intimacy between symbionts to intimate mutualistic relationships. It then presents studies on the feasibility of using teleost fish as subjects in behavioral toxicology experiments; the visual behavior of fishes; the role of the teleost telencephalon in behavior; and the auditory systems of fishes. The remaining chapters cover the behavior of turtles in land, sea, and fresh waters; visually guided behavior in turtles; the gas bubble disease of fish; and the advantages and limitations of acoustic telemetry, which has been used to obtain data from animals ranging in size from hatchling sea turtles to large tuna and sharks.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    1 The Symbiotic Behavior of Fishes

    I. Introduction-Modern Views of Symbioses

    II. Field Methods of the Marine Ethologist

    III. Symbioses Involving Many Species

    IV. Symbioses Involving a Small Number of Species

    V. Concluding Remarks


    2 Behavioral Toxicology and Teleost Fish

    I. Introduction

    II. Conditioning and Learning

    III. Behavioral Toxicity

    IV. Summary


    3 Vision in Fishes: Color and Pattern

    I. Introduction

    II. Spatial Vision

    III. Chromatic Vision


    4 The Function of the Teleost Telencephalon in Behavior: A Reinforcement Mediator

    I. Introduction

    II. Analysis of the Role of the Telencephalon

    III. Telencephalon Ablation, Behavior, and Reinforcement

    IV. Comparative Psychological Research: A Comment


    5 Sound Detection and Sensory Coding by the Auditory Systems of Fishes

    I. Introduction

    II. Sound Detection

    III. The Analysis of Auditory Information

    IV. Auditory Localization

    V. Auditory Electrophysiology

    VI. Conclusion


    6 The Behavior of Turtles in the Sea, in Freshwater, and on Land

    I. Introduction

    II. Systematics

    III. Sensory Systems

    IV. Major Behavior Patterns

    V. Conclusion


    7 Visually Guided Behavior of Turtles

    I. Introduction

    II. The Testudinata

    III. Depth Perception

    IV. Visual Alarm Reactions

    V. Optokinetic Responses

    VI. Water-Finding Behavior

    VII. Migration and Homing

    VIII. Summary and Conclusions


    8 The Gas Bubble Disease of Fish

    I. Introduction

    II. Adaptation to Supersaturation

    III. Supersaturation: An Environmental Problem

    IV. Experimental Induction of Gas Bubble Disease in Adult Atlantic Menhaden

    V. Testing Procedure for Gas Supersaturation

    VI. Symptomatology of Gas Bubble Disease in Menhaden

    VII. The Interaction of Changing Temperatures and Supersaturation of Gases in Adult Menhaden

    VIII. Conclusions


    9 Underwater Acoustic Biotelemetry: Procedures for Obtaining Information on the Behavior and Physiology of Free-Swimming Aquatic Animals in Their Natural Environments

    I. Introduction

    II. Sound as a Medium for Underwater Telemetry

    III. Biological Applications of Underwater Acoustic Telemetry

    IV. Construction of Telemetry Equipment and Equipping Animals with Transmitters

    V. Conclusions and Speculations




Product details

  • No. of pages: 408
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151733

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David Mostofsky

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